Lights Dim For Telematics

Smith, Brad
June 2002
Wireless Week;6/10/2002, Vol. 8 Issue 23, p1
Trade Publication
Reports on the decision of Ford Motor Co. to cease its investment at Wingcast LLC, a telematics company formed from a joint venture with Qualcomm, which closed down the company. Reason behind the move; Implication of Wingcast's closure to telematics; Information on other automobile manufacturers that have invested on telematics; Outlook on the market for telematics.


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